Islet Production Core

 

CORE MANAGER: GREG SZOT
gszot@diabetes.ucsf.edu
415 514-2108

The DRC Islet Preparation Core enables clinical and basic research that analyzes the function of isolated pancreatic islets. Expert personnel perform the technically challenging isolation of islets from mice provided by investigators. The Core also coordinates and delivers purified human islets to investigators when research need matches the availability of a human pancreas. Please see the SERVICES tab for more details about any component of the DRC Islet Preparation Core.

The Islet Preparation Core lowers the cost barriers (see RATES below) for DRC investigator research requiring isolated islets. FEEDBACK on available or missing services is always appreciated.

Services

For complete SERVICES, please click here

Purified human islets prepared by the Islet Preparation Core for transplantation into human patients. Research human islets are provided by the Core upon request and availability. Rodent islets are prepared regularly.

Rates

The philosophy of the Core is to provide access to islet samples in a highly efficient and economical fashion. Recharge rates for the isolation of mouse islets; human islets; Cellular and Islet Transplantation; Islet Insulin secretion-Glucose Challenge Assay; and Insulin ELISAs are approved by the UCSF Recharge Office and are available by contacting Greg Szot (gregory.szot@ucsf.edu).

All UCSF and affiliated laboratories pay the same rates. As UCSF subsidizes facilities maintenance, external academic researchers, and external, commercial researchers must pay an additional 26% overhead charge. Please contact this Core for enquiries.

Portions of equipment use by members of the Diabetes Research Center (DRC) are paid for by a Center grant. Center members are reminded to acknowledge DRC Center grant (P30 DK063720) contributions with ‘This research was supported by grants x, y from NIH P30 DK063720”.

Feedback

To make enquiries or register your suggestions on areas where our Core needs improvement, please direct your comments to the Core Manager at gszot@diabetes.ucsf.edu.

CENTER MEMBERS ARE REMINDED TO ACKNOWLEDGE DRC CENTER GRANT (P30 DK063720) CONTRIBUTIONS WITH ‘THIS RESEARCH WAS SUPPORTED BY GRANTS X, Y FROM NIH P30 DK063720'.